14 Red-Tailed Phascogales Have Arrived In NSW!
Have you ever heard of the red-tailed phascogale? This tiny, ashy-coloured marsupial was once abundant across much of Australia’s arid and semi-arid land. But now, due to the arrival of wild cats and foxes, the red-tailed phascogales occupies just 1% of its former habitat,
In a partnership between Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC), the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, and Adelaide Zoo — 14 red-tailed phascogales have been reintroduced into Mallee Cliffs National Park, located in western NSW. The 12 females and 2 males have been added to the existing population of 60 phascogales, which were released into the predator-free sanctuary in November 2021.
Mallee Cliffs National Park aims to increase the nationwide population by nearly 20% to around 1,660 individuals.